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A girl, Harper Renae, weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces, 21 inches long, was born to Eric and Kilee Uittenbogaard, Steen, on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Grandparents are Alan and Vonnie Baker, Steen, and Marlin and Tammy Uittenbogaard, Boyden, Iowa.
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Rock County VFW Auxiliary Post #2757 will meet at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
Rock County VFW Post #2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Herreid Military building in Luverne.
Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the township hall.
Valley Springs Cemetery lot owners will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19.
Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Prairie Creek, 4400 W. Creekside Dr., Sioux Falls. Call 507-597-6288.
SW MN Freethinkers will meet at 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Rock County Community Library, 201 W. Main St., Luverne. For more information email
TOPS #698 Luverne (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets for weigh-in at 8 a.m. every Thursday at Pizza Ranch in Luverne. The meeting follows at 8:30 a.m.
Al-Anon meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at 449-1246.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. Call Shawn at 507-220-3180.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Rock County Community Library. Call 605-321-4324.
Brandon area Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. Monday and Thursday evenings and at 11 a.m. Saturdays at 209 Elm Street (behind VFW) in Brandon, S.D. Call 605-215-9947 with questions.
Weight Watchers meets every Monday in First Presbyterian Church, Luverne. Weigh-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Call 283-2576 with questions.
Residents of H-BC district asked to complete survey
The Hills-Beaver Creek School District is conducting a Flexible Learning Year Initiative survey. All residents in the H-BC school district are asked to go to the H-BC website, and click on the survey link. The H-BC Board of Education will consider the results of the survey in determining whether to continue to be a member of the FLY Initiative going forward into the 2016-2017 school year.
Bank Nite movie ‘Big Hero 6’ May 7
The free Bank Nite movie, “Big Hero 6,” will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.
Sponsored by First Farmers & Merchants National Bank and Papik Motors, a free, family-friendly movie is shown on the first Thursday of every month as it was done for “Bank Nite” in the 1930s. A cash prize drawing will follow the movie. Must be present to win.
Area schools announce graduation dates
Local schools will host graduation ceremonies on the following dates:
•Adrian High School is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, in the high school gym;
•Ellsworth High School is at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, in the high school gym;
•Hills-Beaver Creek High School will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 22, in the high school gym; and
•Luverne High School is at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 17, in the Cardinal Gym at Luverne Elementary School.

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